The press days of the Geneva Motor Show 2012 have come to an end with a total of a 100 new releases featured on our front page. Now it is up to you to visit the annual carshow in the Swiss city and choose your favorite car.
Our extensive coverage covered three days of sharing with you the latest from the annual Swiss event within the exclusive automotive sector and tuning world. To final conclude our coverage we share a series of highlights with you.
Our top 5 premiere highlights features two cars from Italy, the fastest convertible in the world, a Scandinavian hypercar and a German race-bred, but street-legal beast for the happy-few.
1. Lamborghini Aventador J
The Italian supercar manufacturer released the Lamborghini Aventador J at the Geneva Auto Salon. The Aventador Jota is an one-off, not designed for production, but sold to a customer for 2.2 million euros. It features the same basic specs as the Aventador LP700-4 having built on that car’s chassis.
It has a 6.5 liter V12 with 700hp power rating and the same 1,575kg dry weight as the Lamborghini Aventador. A new type of carbon fiber fabric is used called “Carbonskin” made of woven carbon fibers soaked with a very special epoxy resin that stabilise the fiber structure and keeps the material soft.
More on the new Aventador J right here!
2. Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse
The Bugatti Veyron Gran Sport Vitesse is the convertible version of the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport and offers an increased power output up to 1,200hp, making it the most powerful serial produced convertible in the world. It follows the hardtop Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, which holds the current world speed record of 431km/h.
The increased power of the new roadster’s 16-cylinder engine is made possible by the four enlarged turbochargers and intercoolers. At the stand in Geneva not one, but two versions of the Bugatti Veyron Gran Sport Vitesse were displayed. Check them out right here!
3. Ferrari F12 Berlinetta
The Ferrari F12 Berlinetta showed its face at the Ferrari stand in Geneva. The new GT is an all new model featuring an all-new spaceframe chassis and bodyshell using twelve different kinds of alloys.
This results in a twenty per cent increase in structural rigidity of the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta while reducing weight to just 1,525kg (70kg less than the previous V12 coupe). The engine is a 6.3 liter V12 with a maximum power output of 740hp and torque of 690Nm. It is the fastest Ferrari road car ever, for the time being!
4. Gumpert Apollo Enraged
The Gumpert Apollo Enraged is an updated version of the current Apollo. The supercar has a 4.2 liter V8 twin-turbo that produces 780hp at 6,000rpm, 920Nm of torque at 4,000rpm and has a redline of 7,200rpm. The engine is linked to a fully synchronised twin-plate clutch seven-speed paddle shift transmission with two gearbox settings and a locking differential. The top speed of 330km/h depends on the gearbox ratio and the 0-100km/h time is 2.9 seconds with 200km/h taking just 8.7 seconds.
5. Koenigsegg Agera R Second Generation
Koenigsegg updated their Agera R and released the second generation model at the Geneva Motor Show 2012. The 2013 Agera R features the worlds first hollow, one piece, super light carbon fiber wheel saving 20kgs of weight.
Fuel consumption is reduced through the use of nano-surfaced cylinder sleeves and a new ECU which also raises the rev limit to 7,500rpm. This allows for a 20hp increase to 960hp on standard petrol. A lighter exhaust, front winglets, unique Triplex suspension and an electronic stability program become standard across the Agera range.
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